Thursday, February 01, 2007

Parliamentary Network On World Bank Lunched

The Parliamentary Network on World Bank, Sierra Leone Chapter, was Friday commissioned at Parliament Building, Tower Hill in Freetown.

Head of the network, Hon. Ibrahim Sorie recalled that the World Bank and its sister organization International Monetary Fund (IMF) have been in existence for over 60 years, adding that since their formation the organizations have not being relating well with Parliamentarians.

"The launch of the network will connect Parliamentarians and the World Bank office in the country," he said.

Aisha Josiah, a representative from the civil society said the formation of the network will enhance their interaction with the bank.

She called on Parliamentarians to be committed and transparent in their work.

"Parliamentarians should work in partnership with civil society organizations in order to achieve their goals," she said.

Speaker of Parliament, Justice Edmond Cowan who unveiled the organization said the network should mobilize Parliamentarians to fight against global poverty, promote transparency and accountability.

He called on the Chapter to embark on progressive review through the promotion of parliamentary mechanisms and practices for effective control of development assistance in all phases.

Link to AllAfrica.com